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with no letup in sight. anderson cooper is in gaza city, anderson cooper is in israel. -- wolf blitzer is in israel. >> israel has said that the israeli air force struck more than 120 targets on sunday in gaza. most notably, the house of a -- the hamas the head of a hamas rocket unit. initially say had said they killed that man. they can't verify whether or not they did -- the local ambulance crews said that as many as ten civilians, women and children were inside the house at the time. the israelis do acknowledge that this man's family was in the house at the time. but they cannot confirm if he was there. israeli -- hitting some local journalists, they had called up some french journalists in advance of the strike, and told them to get out of the building, and they did evacuate, but some journalists did go back inside. there was a response to that, there's been a number of large explosions already this evening and we an fticipate in the hour ahead. >> what's the feeling you get of the atmosphere right now when you see people in gaza and you know it's going to be another long night the
's time for t"the situation room" with wolf blitzer. >>> happening now, new questions about the sex scandal that toppled the cia director. why did a republican congressman now about it before the white house? >>> also, new information about the woman at the center of the storm. her past makes the present all the more shocking. >>> plus, a crack, a serious crack in republican opposition to raising tax rates on the rich. a leading conservative now seems to be opening the door. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> intriguing new twists and turns in the scandal that's gripping washington, indeed the nation and much of the world. the affair that led general dividend petraeus to resign as director of the central intelligence agency. we're finding out that at least one lawmaker here in washington may have learned of it ahead of the president and there are questions about the investigation that led to petraeus' stunning downfall. brian todd's been working the story for us and getting new information. brian, tell our viewers what's the latest? >> we found out that the house
to significantly raise the bombs don't stop dropping. wolf blitzer has more on the iron defense system now. >> the iron dome is a really successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little bit more than a year. but the israelis have come up with the anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what is coming in and they launch this iron dome goes into action. and if the rocket or missile is aimed, don, at a populated area, city or strategic target or significant political target, it can knock down or destroy that missile in midair. like the patriot missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple decades. but this is designed for short range rockets and missiles, if you will. and israelis say so far, it is about 90% success rate. they have been using it pretty successfully. problem is, it's been about a thousand rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last whens th this cs really jessica late. sirens go off in towns and villages and the people have to rush to air raid shelters or bunkers, stair wells, w
operations if the rockets coming from gaza don't stop falling. chief political anchor wolf blitzer has more on israel's iron dome defense system. >> the iron dome is really a very successful program so far. it's only been in business now for a little bit more than a year, but the israelis have come up with this anti-missile, anti-rocket system where they get word of what's coming in and they launch these -- this iron dome goes into action, and if the rocket or the missile is aimed at a populated area, city or strategic target, or a significant political target, it can go up and knock down and destroy that rocket or missile in midair. sort of like the old patriot anti-missile system as a lot of us were familiar with in u.s. wars over the past couple of decades. but this is designed for short-range rockets and missiles, if you will. and so far it's had about a 90% success rate. they've been using it pretty successfully. problem is, it's sort of 1,000 rockets and missiles that have come into israel from gaza since last wednesday when this crisis really escalated. every time they get word of a
from here in gaza city. our extensive coverage continues right now with our wolf blitzer who's standing by in jerusalem. wolf? >>> anderson, it's joe johns in washington, d.c., taking over. we'll be coming to wolf momentarily. happening now, running for cover and an israeli city under fire. across the border in gaza, wails of grief and characterize for revenge. and from afar, the president of the united states works the phone, pushing everyone to find a way to stop the killing. wolf blitzer is in jerusalem. i'm joe johns. you're in t"the situation room." >>> we're live in jerusalem right now at the end of a sixth day of intense rocket fire directed at israel from hamas-controlled gaza, as well as militants and their supplies. israeli officials say three people are dead, 68 people have been wounded. officials put the gaza death toll at 104 with 860 people wounded. all the while world diplomats constantly are looking for some way to broker a cease-fire. in a little bit, you're going to hear my conversation with one of top negotiators attempting to achieve a cease-fire, the former british
cabinet what he is going to do. >> all right. wolf blitzer for us live many jerusalem. we'll hear more from you, wolf, on the situation room coming up at 4:00. thank you so much. wolf blitzer. to our team of correspondents that we have there in the middle east throughout the border in gaza city and, wolf there in jerusalem along with christian amanpour. we'll continue to follow developments. we have learned in this hour the casualties have gone up in gaza city now some 100 are dead. 800 people are injured in gaza city. three israelis are dead as well as the fighting continues. we'll have much more as we continue here on cnn. we also saw one of our correspondents fred plankon there on the border between israel and gaza having to hit the ground. that gave us an indication he was live when that happened. that certainly gave us an indication that this is ongoing and, of course, evening is approaching there in israel, and that's when so often there seems to be even more of
dana bash on the fiscal cliff negotiations and now i want to go to wolf blitzer on the tax issue. we heard a sharp distinction between taxes and raising income, the tax rates themselves, and now comes this potential bombshell from very powerful conservative commentator bill kristol. have a listen. >> the leadership in the conservative movement needs to flow back and let's have a serious debate and don't scream and yell when someone says it won't hurt the country if we raise the taxes a little bit on the millionaires. i don't know why they don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for anyone below 250,000. really, the are republicans are going to fall apart, half of whom voted democrat and half whom live in hollywood? >> wolf, that was surprising to a lot of people, journalists and republicans alike. does this mean that the sentiment is swaying? >> it certainly means that some, like bill kristol, are saying make sure that taxes don't go up for 98% of the american public. those earning individually under 200 thourk or 250 thourk as a family. there have been some democrats like chuck sch
or at a bank of america near you. i'm wolf blitzer and my face is being haunted by the ghost of an old beard. tonight the petraeus scandal continues to spiral outward and one woman seems to be at the center of it all, jill kelley. seen here leaving her home in tampa, walking down some stairs and getting into a car. jill kelley first reported general petraeus's mistress paula broadwell after she sent several e-mails to jthe general. doing the same thing because it's the only clip we have of her. >> it is the only clip we have of her. it did not stop there. we'll have more for you in just a bit. >>> after 127 days in space, three crew members at the international space station will head home today. commander soony williams turned it over too another. they will leave the space station around 5:00 p.m. today. they're expected to land in kazakhstan around 8:00 tonight. >>> the big news is the announcement that hose stes tes. so many are hoarding them. no more dolly madison or drake's cakes, my favorite. and can you believe no more wonder bread. also nature's pride will be gone from stores. also 3
of the mayo clinic. >>> it is time for "the situation room" and wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ted, thanks very much. happening now. another top commander in a widening scandal swirling around general david petraeus. john allen is now the subject of a pentagon investigation. it centers around hundreds, possibly thousands of e-mails sent to this woman. details of where she fits into an increasingly tangled web of relationships. i'll talk about all of this with the chair of the senate intelligence committee. dianne feinstein says it is like something off the front page of a tab roid mloid magazine and s demanding answers. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with stunning twists in the scandal that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara s
:00 p.m. eastern. wolf blitzer will be all over it for you. >>> failed republican vice presidential nominee is reassessing after election night. he has no regrets, he says. here's what he said on abc news last night. >> was that the campaign paul ryan would have run? >> oh, zbogosh, you know, i thi when you join a ticket three months out, you join somebody's campaign. i was really impressed with the way that mitt and ann brought us into the fold. so i was very encouraged by that. i really enjoyed it. and i wanted to run a big campaign on ideas. we did that. >> the, oh, gosh, part there. also in the abc interview, ryan said there's a silver lining to losing, which is more time with his kids. >> just this last weekend i got to go to both of my boys' basketball games, i got to go to two of my daughters' volleyball games. >> so there's an upside to losing? >> we are a very close family. >> ryan said his kids are relieved they won't have to move and change schools. in other interviews, ryan has raised eyebrows because he attributed the obama victory in a rise in the urban vote. >> it is
states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're following the fighting between israel and hamas. the two sides trading rocket and missile fire with deadly results. let's take you now to the cnn center for the very latest. >> all right, wolf, thank you very much. israeli troops are amassing on the border, waiting for the world to shoulder their weapons and cross into gaza. for people in both gaza and israel, this war is well under way. that is what this war sounds like in israel. wailing sirens warning an hamas ha rocket is only seconds away. this is video from the israeli defense force, a missile hitting a home of a hamas leader. they're proof that the exploesers are stored in buildings. spearheading talks aimed at ending the violence. it's impossible to know how this will play out. just remember that four years ago, the last time israel invaded gaza, 13 israelis were killed while 1400 palestinians died. ben wedeman joins me. does it look like we're about to witness a ground war here? >> well, it certainly looks like preparations are being m
very own anderson cooper. that's it for me. i'm going to hand it over now to my friend wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> don, thanks very much. happening now, fighting between israel and hamas militants gets more explosive with an attack that could help turn the conflict into a full fledged ground war. also, david petraeus emerges from the shadow of the scandal to testify before congress. did he clear up confusion about the attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi? and another high-profile republican now running away from mitt romney after he tried to blame his loss on so-called gifts from president obama. james carville and ari fleischer, they are here this hour. we're going to talk about the gop's hand wringing and back stabbing. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hamas militants -- [ gunfire ] -- there they are. hamas militants in gaza keep unleashing rocket attacks on israel and get alarmingly close to jerusalem. a new provocation as they continue the air assault on what it calls terrorist targets in za. the death toll i rising along wiars of anall-out
. anderson cooper is in gaza city also, wolf blitzer is in jerusalem covering all the breaking developments on this crisis, they'll both join me live with the latest details just about an hour from now just after 5:00 p.m. eastern time. president obama is monitoring the conflict in the middle east as he travels through asia. tonight he met with thailand's keep and saudi arabia. today the president did address the fighting between israel and hamas, saying he has talked to leaders in the region. >> my message to all of them was that israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> thailand is just the first stop of the president's three-nation tower of asia. tomorrow he goes to myanmar which is something that no president of the united states has every done in history. >>> what did david petraeus say at the close of the benghazi hearing and why are republicans calling the former cia director's testimony part of a cover-up? we'll have all the details. >>
before that ceo meeting, president obama will hold a news conference. his first since march. wolf blitzer will bring you those remarks live. that begins at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. on clip, the top democrat in the will stay put. nancy pelosi expected to announce she wants another term as house minority leader. this is a live picture where pelosi's news conference is expected to begin shortly. dana bash broke the story in the last hour. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. with the help of our intrepid producer who is getting information from inside the meeting that nancy pelosi held within the last hour, with her democratic caucus, where she fo formally told them she is going to stay on for at least another two years as their leader. she has been the leader for ten years. four of those she was of course the speaker because she did not have success in getting the speaker's get gavel back, the question is would she stay or give it two years, one more try to give it back and she made clear she was going to stay. we're told from sources inside the meeting, by the way, there were some n
for "the situation room" and wolf blitzer. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, lawmakers lashing out at the president, the news media and each other. tempers flare as congress probes the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. you're about to hear a tape of senator john mccain's contentious exchange with cnn. also, we've seen pictures like this of the benghazi compound on september 11th, but today for the first time lawmakers are seeing surveillance video of the assault that killed the united states ambassador, three other americans. i'll talk to one u.s. senator about what that video shows. and mitt romney's speaking out about his election loss blaming what he calls gifts -- that's a quote, gifts, the president people gave to people who voted for him. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> tempers flaring on capitol hill. senator john mccain lashing out at one of our cnn producers who questioned why he was missing a key hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. mccain has been a sharp critic of the president and his administration
voted for him. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> tempers flaring on capitol hill. senator john mccain lashing out at one of our cnn producers who questioned why he was missing a key hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. mccain has been a sharp critic of the president and his administration complaining lawmakers are not getting enough information. and when asked why he missed that meeting today, he lashed out. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is up on capitol hill. she's got more on this sensitive story. dana, what happened? >> reporter: well, it turns out, wolf, cnn learned that most of the republicans on this key committee that had a briefing on what happened in benghazi did not go. in fact, it was three out of the eight republicans on that committee. one of those republicans who did not go to that briefing, it was a classified briefing, was john mccain. now, mccain at the time was having a press conference yesterday lashing out at the administration for not getting enough information and calling for a select committee to
targets. now hamas is warning that the gates of hell have been opened. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> eight days after his re-election, president obama faced reporters in the midst of an unfolding scandal and with a potential economic crisis holding over his head. but he only got riled up when he responded to republican criticism of his united nations ambassador susan rice. more on that coming up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave off of his position that he will not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest since he did just that in 2010. he said that he made his case explicitly clear during the last election. and that the majority of am
information getting out to the gazans at this point. wolf blitzer is eight miles from gaza's border. can you tell us anything about this building? >> the only thing i know about the building, there are several media organizations that have their base in gaza in that building. the israelis -- i spoke yesterday with an israeli army spokesman who said there are also hamas organizations or hamas related infrastructure in that building. that's why they say they're targeting that building. but there are several arabic language news organizations based there. as you point out, carol, this is the second time the israelis have gone after that building. so other than what the israelis are saying, they say there are legitimate targets there, what we're seeing on the ground from our own reporters, that's escalating into a pretty serious development even as diplomats are trying to achieve some sort of cease-fire. when you see what's going on that cease-fire looks increasingly remote. let's see what happens behind the scenes there. >> i have heard, wolf, israel says if there's not some sort of cease-fire
will have republican chief executives, the most in 12 years. they'll becnn's wolf blitzer will join me to talk about the state of the states and the state of the gop. hey, wolf, great to see you. i want you to watch the screen here. because louisiana's bobby jindal is taking over the leadership of the republican governor's association, you know that. he's bringing some tough love to the party. listen to what he told politico. quote, we cannot be, we must not be the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys. the reality is, we have to be a party of solutions and not just bumper sticker slogans. he called on republicans to stop being the stupid party. as my friend soledad likes to say, a come to jesus moment for the gop, wolf? >> well, they certainly thought they were going to win the presidential race. they went in convinced that all the so-called mainstream polls were wrong, that they were oversampling for democrats and undersampling for republicans. if anything, we undersampled the number of democrats that would show up. democrats were clearly much more enthus
city witnessing the violence and here's what she told wolf blitzer this afternoon. watch. >> reporter: okay. i'm going to move out of the way. i'm going to let you get a look here. i'm going to let you get a look at what is going on. i can see the black smoke. it's difficult to capture on camera but you saw that flash. this is what we have been dealing with all day. we have also been dealing with, i'm sorry, the power has just gone out, we have been dealing with power outages, wolf, but this feels like war. it may not have been declared but it feels like war to the ci civilians who live here. >> sarah joins us live from gaza. what are you seeing. we saw the air strikes earlier in the day. what's going on now? >> reporter: the same thing throughout the entire night. we have been hearing some teeth rattling blasts over gaza. we do know there have been at least a dozen blasts over the past few hours. very, very, very loud, strong blasts here. it's very dark. i'm going to kind of move out of the way just to give you a look. it's dark here and power is out in much of the city. those who ha
wolf blitzer. given the fact we're so busy with breaking news he is probably busy as well. [ knock on door ] cool. you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> a thunderous night of bombs and rockets lighting up the sky. israel into gaza, and now jerusalem embroiled in a dangerous escalation of violence rib that is threatening to explode into an all-out ground war as rockets land near jerusalem and troops amass near the border with gaza, and make no mistake, there is a lot at stake for the united states as well. ambassador to the united nations is here to talk about this impending crisis. mr. ambassador, thank you for tak
see the wolf blitzer skit? >> happening now! >> they do a great wolf. a great wolf. okay. ahead this morning on "starting point," we took you at the top of the show live to gaza. coming up next, live to jerusalem as israel broadens its assault. will intense negotiations happening right now, will it all stop the bloodshed? >> and mayors from across the country gathering to pressure lawmakers for a deal on the fiscal cliff. they say their cities will struggle with no compromise. we're going to talk live to myer michael nutter and mesa mayor scott smith. >> also the president is not impressed. the picture with an olympic star gymnast that's gone viral. what's that about? back in a moment. >>> it is half past the hour here. welcome back to "starting point" on this monday. soledad is off today, i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm john berman. an israeli missile has leveled a two story home in gaza city, killing 11 civilians, 4 of them children. the violence threatening to escalate out of control. rockets raining from gaza to israel. representatives from two sides are in egypt for cease-fire t
.m. eastern time. wolf blitzer is hosting that, and we will obviously carry that for you live when it happens. want to talk a little bit more about the fiscal cliff. chief business correspondent ali velshi joins us. you heard brianna talk about this meeting with ceos about that. how much of that is pr and how much of that is really critical conversation? >> well, the very conservative leaders, and anti-tax leaders, have called the whole thing pr. they think it's giving the president cover. you see there the ceos of aetna, xerox, american express, honeywell, walmart, ge, dow, procter & gamble, ford, pepsi. these are not people who are hostile to the president, so is it giving him cover? these are big employers. the president needs to discuss the fiscal cliff and taxes with them. what the allegation is is that there are no representatives of small business there and no representatives of the don't touch taxes, the grover norquist u.s. chamber of commerce group represented there. that's a relationship the president doesn't have. >> i think it could be you're right i don't know that all of th you
, and we will have a special coverage straight ahead. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. also want to welcome our international viewers, our viewers in the united states and around the world. a scandal that's brought down the head of the cia, a looming financial crisis, and a lingerring question about the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. president obama expected to face questions about all of that and more this hour when he meets with reporters over at the white house. he is scheduled to step up to the podium in about 30 minutes. you'll see all of it live right here on cnn. we're bringing you special live coverage leading up to the president's news conference. i'm joined by our colleague suzanne malveaux. she's at the cnn center in atlanta. also, our panel here many washington. our chief political analyst gloria borger, donna brazil, and our national security contributor fran townsend, also a member of the cia's external advisory board. we also have our chief business correspondent ali velshi standing by in new york. our senior who will be at the new
in the past hour or two. but that one -- that one was pretty loud. >> all right, cnn's wolf blitzer is also covering the conflict from jerusalem. stay with cnn for the very latest breaking news from the region. >>> also this morning, president obama in the midst of an historic three-nation tour of southeast asia. overnight, he was in myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. this is the first time that a sitting u.s. president has visited that country. mr. obama met democracy activist turned lawmaker aung san suu kyi. and says the country's made great strides toward democracy in an incredibly short amount of time. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country, that i am confident we can keep. that is if we see continued progress towards reform our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we will do everything we can to help ensure success. >> he was on the ground there for six hours. suu kyi struck a note of caution, warning of the risks of a mirage of success in myanmar. cnn's dan lothian is traveling with the president. he will have a live report just ahead. >>> vice president
are fighting over. >>> just a while ago our wolf blitzer spoke with former british prime minister tony blair about the cross-border battalions between israel and hamas, and wolf joins us now, and, wolf, i know that he also serves as the peace envoy, the middle east peace envoy. does he believe that peace can be achieved here? >> well, he is not very upbeat in the short-term. he is obviously like everyone else would like to see some sort of immediate cease-fire to stop the killing on the israeli and the palestinian side in gaza. he knows there's a lot of diplomatic activity going on behind the scenes. he himself has been in touch with most of the parties not directly with hamas since as a representative of what's called the quartet, including the quartet and european union. the u.s. and european union don't recognize hamas. they regard hamas as a terrorist organization, but there have been -- he has been involved with egypt, obviously, turkey, many of the other parties who are working feverishly behind the scenes to get some sort of cease-fire. look, if there is a cease-fire, that's just the
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